SORC

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Availability / How It Works

 

Table Tents are high in demand. Each semester, there are about 2-3 times as many requests as there are spaces available. Every week has a wait list, some with over 10 groups.  But don't give up hope! Check this page every 3-4 days to see if all available spaces are full. If someone doesn't claim their space, it will become available to the next group in the list, and so on down the line until full.

  • There is a random lottery for the use of Table Tents, but there is not an appointment like Diag boards or Diag banner poles; groups either win one of the four available spaces, or they are wait-listed.
    • Immediately after the drawing (lottery) is conducted, the top 4 organizations in each table are identified as the winners for that week.
    • Other groups are listed in the order in which they were randomly drawn (wait listed).
    • If a winning organization does not claim its space by completing a contract by the designated deadline, the first group on the wait list is given the opportunity to rent the space. They'll have about 2-3 days to decide, and so on.
    • Groups in italics are in a decision making spot, meaning that they are eligible to reserve the space but have a deadline by which to do so.
    • Once a group has accepted and paid for its space or failed to respond or declined, their line is bold and the opportunity has passed.  
      • If interested, those groups will have to get on the wait list again, at the bottom.
    • It is not uncommon for a group in 10th place or higher to actually end up reserving the space.
  • Each organization may not use table tents more than twice per semester. If your group has the good fortune of being chosen as a winner of more than two weeks, you must choose only two. If, however, the wait list for a particular week is exhausted and no one wishes to reserve the space for that week, groups may use more than 2 weeks per semester.
  • Separate reservations necessitate new materials, unless you have the good fortune of winning two consecutive weeks. If, for example, your group wins one of the spaces on 10/3-10/10 and again on 10/24-10/31, you will need to submit a set of inserts for 10/3, and later a new set of inserts for 10/24.
  • Winners are responsible for the space rental fee ($50 per week for student organizations; $100 per week for departments) plus the purchase price of the table tent inserts at the printer or copy center of your choice. Table tent inserts must be cut to size before submitting to SORC for placement.
  • To get on the wait list for any week, email the SORC Supervisor and specify (1) your group name and (2) which weeks you'd like to be added to.
  • Learn more about Table Tents (construction, content, and deadlines).

 

If you are listed as a winner below, here's what to do:

  • To reserve a space in person, stop at SORC during lottery appointments or when you know a Manager will be on duty.
    • It's better to do this via email.  See below.
    • Please call ahead to see when a manager will be on duty. 734-764-0436
    • Any member of your group can accept the space and start a contract, but payment must be made before the deadline.
  • To reserve a space via email, the organization's authorized signer must send a message to the SORC Supervisor before the deadline including the following:
    • I accept the Table Tent space on behalf of (organization name) for (date).
    • My phone number is:  xxx-xxx-xxxx.
    • My shortcode is (number), and I am the authorized signer for my organization.
    • A brief description of my ads is: (for example, "promoting concert" or "mass meeting" or "general promotion").
    • I acknowledge a charge of $50 (student orgs) or $100 (departments) per week for the table tent space rental.
    • I acknowledge the construction and content guidelines for SORC Table Tents and will submit materials that follow these guidelines.
    • If your group was a winner for multiple weeks, be sure to note which two weeks you'd like to accept. Each organization may use the space only twice per lottery period.

 

Standings for Winter 2018 Reservation Period

Results of the Winter 2018 Table Tent lottery (random drawing) are listed below (BLUE).

HINT:  On your PC, hold down "CTRL" and touch "F" to search for all references to your group name.  On a Mac, hold down "Command" and touch "F" to do the same thing.



For the week of 3/18-3/25 Status as of 2/7:  One space available
Department of English Language & Literature  Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan Accepted in person, 1/10.  Applied to C#LW18024
Department of Sociology Accepted in person, 1/10.  Applied to C#LW18034
Timmy Global Health Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/11
Computer Showcase Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.
ArtsEngine Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.
Newnan Academic Advising Center Accepted via email, 1/15.  Applied to C#G18362 2/16
University Psychological Clinic at MARI Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/18
Camp Davis Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this period. Will use if no one else does.
University Health Service Managed Care Student Insurance Office Declined, 2/7.  
 

 

 



For the week of 3/25-4/1 Status as of 3/19:  FULL
The Program on Intergroup Relations Accepted via email, 1/11.  Added to C#LW18047h.
University Psychological Clinic at MARI Declined via email, 1/12.  
swing ann arbor Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/11
University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) Declined via email, 1/12.  
ArtsEngine Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Accepted via email, 1/23.  Applied to C#LW18118
Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Monday, 1/29
Department of Sociology Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Monday, 1/29
Camp Davis Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.  Will use if no one else does.
Access Accepted via email, 3/15.  Applied to C#G18423 3/19
Michigan Marching Band Accepted via email, 3/19.  Applied to C#LW18120, 3/20.
This week is now full.  To be notified of cancellations, please email sundholm@umich.edu

 

 



For the week of 4/1-4/8 Status as of 3/19:  One space available
University Career Center Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/11
Active Minds at the University of Michigan Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/11
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Accepted in person, 1/10.  Applied to C#LW18054g
Timmy Global Health Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/11
Michigan Telefund Accepted via email, 1/9.  Applied to C#G18181C
University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Monday, 1/15
Rude Mechanicals (UAC) Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Monday, 1/15
ArtsEngine Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.
University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/18
University Psychological Clinic at MARI Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/18
Department of Sociology Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Monday, 1/29
Camp Davis Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.  Will use if no one else does.
Michigan Marching Band Accepted via email, 3/19.  Applied to C#LW18120, 3/20.
Tentative hold:  Elegance Fashion Awaiting full details from group contact, 3/23.
There is one space available for the week of 4/1-4/8.  If you are interested in renting this space, email sundholm@umich.edu.  See top of this page for what to include in the email.

 

 



For the week of 4/8-4/15 Status as of 3/19:  One space available
University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) Accepted via email, 1/9.  Applied to C#LW18106
School of Education Declined by T. Golden in person, 1/10
Michigan Telefund Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.
Active Minds at the University of Michigan Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/11
Rude Mechanicals (UAC) Accepted in person, 1/10.  Applied to C#LW18063
University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 2/8
Department of English Language & Literature  Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period.
Camp Davis Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.  Will use if no one else does.
Michigan Marching Band Accepted via email, 3/19.  Applied to C#LW18120, 3/20.
There is one space available for the week of 4/8-4/15.  If you are interested in renting this space, email sundholm@umich.edu.  See top of this page for what to include in the email.

 

 



For the week of 4/15-4/22 Status as of 3/19:  One space available
Timmy Global Health Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 1/11
School of Education Declined by T. Golden in person, 1/10
University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) Accepted via email, 1/9.  Applied to C#LW18106
swing ann arbor Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 2/8
Active Minds at the University of Michigan Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Thursday, 2/8
Computer Showcase Accepted via email, 1/15.  Applied to C#OP18005L
Camp Davis Ineligible.  Already has 2 other weeks this period.  Will use if no one else does.
Michigan Marching Band Accepted via email, 3/19.  Applied to C#LW18120, 3/20.
There is one space available for the week of 4/15-4/22.  If you are interested in renting this space, email sundholm@umich.edu.  See top of this page for what to include in the email.

 

 

Applications for the September lottery will be open in late March.